We are happy to announce the Master of Education in Adult and Higher Education will be offered fully online in partnership with College of Education and Ecampus. We will start accepting applications in September, 2017 for fall 2018 start. Priority will be given to applications received by June 1, 2018.

Please contact Joe Johnson, 541-737-3574, for more information.


This 45-credit Master of Education (Ed.M.) addresses current adult education issues and provides solutions that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

Our curriculum is guided by the Academy of Human Resource Development standards to provide you the skills and knowledge for designing, administering and assessing training programs in a variety of instructional formats.

Two Year Overview with Course Descriptions 

[Note: Program of study and schedules are subject to change]

YEAR 1

 Fall

AHE 553 Adult Learning and Development (4 credits) Introduction to key theories, orientations, models, and principles of learning and development in adulthood.

AHE 522: Instructional Technology I (1 credit)

 

Winter

AHE 533 Needs Assessment and Research (4 credits) Introduction of workplace learning needs assessment (WLNA) principles and practices for individual and collaborative learning groups.

AHE 523: Instructional Technology II (1 credit)

AHE 510 Internship (1 credit) Application of skills and knowledge relating to adult learning under the supervision and mentorship of a practicing professional.

 

Spring

AHE 531 Instructional Systems Design I (4 credits) Application of systems thinking in the design of college curriculum and workplace training programs.

AHE 524: Instructional Technology III (1 credit) Exploration and design of online-learning training solutions.

AHE 510 Internship (1 credit)

 

Summer

AHE 547: Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners (4 credits) Exploration of and practice in using instructional strategies to enhance adult learning.

AHE 534 Organization and Systems Theory (4 credits) [online] Introduction to principles and practices underlying individual and collaborative work group learning. 

AHE 525: Instructional Technology IV (1 credit) Exploration and use of e-learning tools.

 

YEAR 2

Fall

AHE 5XX  Ethical and Current Professional Issues (4 credits) Exploration of ethical issues in the practice of educating adults in a variety of settings and what the most current professional issues for workplace and community educators.

AHE 510 Internship (1 credit)

AHE 505 Reading and Conference – Capstone (1 credit)

 

Winter

AHE 532 Instructional Systems Design II (4 credits) Examination of models and methods of evaluating programs, processes, and products in a variety of adult learning settings.

AHE 510 Internship (1 credit)

AHE 505 Reading and Conference – Capstone (1 credit)

 

Spring

AHE 567 Leadership and Human Relations (4 credits) Exploration of leadership values, characteristics, and challenges leading to the development of a personal leadership philosophy.

AHE 510 Internship (1 credit)

AHE 505 Reading and Conference – Portfolio (2 credits)